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August 29, 2012

Only known filmed interview of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes

In this unique 1930 movie Doyle, who died on July 7 that year at 71, talks about Holmes and spirituality.

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He wasn't alone in his fascination with mediums, seances and spiritualism. A whole bunch of his contemporaries were trying to prove their validity, in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries. This book, Ghosthunters,
http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Hunters-William-Search-Scientific/dp/1594200904
is one of the best I've read on the history of their attempt to do so.

Posted by: tamra | Aug 30, 2012 3:39:29 AM

most interesting - thank you for this post

Posted by: sherlock | Aug 30, 2012 1:34:21 AM

Dog-ear-to-nose?
Dog-ear-to-tail, I think.
Aaarrgghhh.

Posted by: Flautist | Aug 29, 2012 6:53:45 PM

Oh that was wonderful! I had to watch it several times, to make sure I heard Sherlock Holmes referred to (with a chuckle) as "this monstrous growth", and Watson as "his rather stupid friend". I bet Arthur would've been a great old guy to sit down and listen to (accent on the "listen"), provided he didn't think you were too much of an idiot. I love that his dog came with him for company while he gave the talk, and the dog-ear-to-nose flapping sounds when they got up to leave. Wow, dogs even did that in 1927!

Posted by: Flautist | Aug 29, 2012 6:51:54 PM

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